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International Journal of Cultural Studies


eISSN: 1460356X | ISSN: 13678779 | Current volume: 27 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Bi-monthly

Revitalizing global cultural studies

International Journal of Cultural Studies is a leading venue for scholarship committed to rethinking cultural practices, processes, texts and infrastructures beyond traditional national frameworks and regional biases. Established to revitalize cultural studies against the dangers of parochialism and intellectual ossification, the journal interrogates what culture means, and what culture does, across global and local scales of power and action, diverse technologies and forms of mediation, and multiple dimensions of performance, experience and identity. International Journal of Cultural Studies provides a critical space for theoretical and methodological innovation in global cultural research.
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"From first people's internet to Hong Kong's creative industries, no finer explorers of sweaty nightclubs and cultural policy guide us through the jungles of contemporary culture than the contributors to IJCS" – Sean Cubitt, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
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"IJCS is the place to be when you want to participate in important academic debates on media and culture; it's the international arena of intellectual exchange you cannot afford to miss" – José van Dijck, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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"Drawing on the very finest work by scholars around the globe, IJCS lives up to its billing as the most international journal in the field of cultural studies" – Michael Curtin, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
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IJCS captures the forefront of advanced critical cultural research, marked by a commitment to transnational inquiry. It is characterized by robust intellectual curiosity, not the usual, dry, and predictable theoretical maneuvers” – John Nguyet Erni, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China
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"The IJCS has remained a valuable, interesting, and engaging journal over its career - never boring, never patronising, always keen to open its pages to the new idea and the new researcher" – Graeme Turner, University of Queensland, Australia

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International Journal of Cultural Studies is committed to rethinking cultural practices, processes, texts and infrastructures beyond traditional national frameworks and regional biases. The journal publishes theoretical, empirical and historical analyses that interrogate what culture means, and what culture does, across global and local scales of power and action, diverse technologies and forms of mediation, and multiple dimensions of performance, experience and identity. Dedicated to theoretical and methodological innovation in cultural research, the journal is multidisciplinary in outlook, publishing relevant contributions that integrate approaches from the social sciences, humanities, information sciences and more.

International Journal of Cultural Studies publishes original research articles. The journal gives preference to papers that extend existing theory or generate new theory through interpretive engagement with empirical cases. Papers based on single country case-studies should clearly indicate and develop the broader relevance of their analyses for an international readership. The journal does not publish close readings of single texts; but it does consider critical, contextualised readings that similarly indicate and develop the broader relevance of their analyses to the field.

International Journal of Cultural Studies regularly publishes special issues on urgent questions in the field as well as on specific regions, industries and practices.

Chief Editor
Jonathan Gray University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Co-Editors
Paul Frosh Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Anthony Fung The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Myria Georgiou London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Mehita Iqani Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Anna Cristina Pertierra University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Editorial Assistant
Matthew L. Meier University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Founding Editor
John Hartley University of Sydney, Australia
International Editorial Board
Giorgia Aiello University of Milan, Italy
Donya Alinejad Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Melissa Aronczyk Rutgers University, USA
Göran Bolin Södertörn University, Sweden
Jean Burgess Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Earvin Charles Cabalquinto Monash University, Australia
Jason Vincent A. Cabañes Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Bronwyn Carlson Macquarie University, Australia
Andre Cavalcante University of Virginia, USA
Tupur Chatterjee University College Dublin, Ireland
Bertha Chin Swinburne University, Sarawak, Malaysia
Miyase Christensen KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, Sweden
Laura Guimarães Corrêa Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Nick Couldry London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
David Craig University of Southern California, USA
Camilo Díaz Pino West Chester University, USA
Hatim El-Hibri George Mason University, USA
Clifton Evers Newcastle University, England, UK
Nicky Falkof University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Gerard Goggin Western Sydney University, Australia
Andreas Hepp Bremen University, Germany
Larissa Hjorth RMIT, Australia
Heather Horst Western Sydney University, Australia
Emma A. Jane University of New South Wales, Australia
Henry Jenkins University of Southern California, USA
Dal Yong Jin Simon Fraser University, Canada
Wen Jin East China Normal University (Shanghai), China
Derek Johnson University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Ralina Joseph University of Washington, USA
Lori Kido Lopez University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Youna Kim American University in Paris, France
Kate Lacey University of Sussex, UK
Ramon Lobato RMIT, Australia
Amanda Lotz Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Susan Luckman University of South Australia, Australia
Mirca Madianou Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Alice Marwick University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Joe Moran Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Yoshitaka Mori Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan
Susan Soomin Noh Oglethorpe University, USA
David C. Oh Syracuse University, USA
Susanna Paasonen University of Turku, Finland
Zizi Papacharissi University of Illinois Chicago, USA
Thao Phan Monash University, Australia
Sandra Ponzanesi Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Devon Powers University of Michigan, USA
Aswin Punathambekar University of Pennsylvania, USA
Kane Race University of Sydney, Australia
Cornel Sandvoss University of Bristol, UK
Adrienne Shaw Temple University, USA
Limor Shifman Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Doobo Shim Sungshin Women’s University, South Korea
Lukasz Szulc University of Manchester, UK
Nancy Thumim University of Leeds, England, UK
Yiyi Yin Beijing Normal University, China
Barbie Zelizer University of Pennsylvania, USA
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